Weekly News Roundup: Week of 12/2

Stay in the loop about global issues with our list of this week’s major happenings in international relations:

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  • President Obama Plays “Hardball” at AU – By Gregg Sangillo
    On Thursday, December 5th, American University got a special guest star on campus: President Barack Obama. For a taping of MSNBC’s political talk show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Obama fielded questions on health care, economic justice, and other matters. It was the latest edition of the show’s college tour.

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  • Remembering the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela [Timeline]
    Rolihlahla “Nelson” Mandela was without question one of history’s greatest political leaders. In addition to his prominent role in dismantling South Africa’s system of apartheid in the 1990s, and serving as the nation’s first black president, Mandela combatted a number of global threats — including HIV/AIDS, development, and education issues.
  • International Relations Careers: U.S. Foreign Service
    The U.S. Foreign Service strives to assist in all areas of foreign relations, particularly in the promotion of peace, support for prosperity, and protection for American citizens who are residing in foreign countries. The United States has embassies and consulates in 265 countries around the world. While some areas are peaceful, others may be in violent or dangerous locations.

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